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In the thick of today’s cloud capabilities, Networks Unlimited leads the way

Networks Unlimited helping organisations stay ahead of trends

December 12, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

There’s no question that cloud computing is one of the big movements in IT circles today. The world-wide adoption of cloud services is growing at an almost exponential rate, due to the capability of cloud platforms to enable new, complex business models and orchestrate globally-based integration networks. Gartner has predicted that the worldwide public...

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Westcon-Comstor Enables Digital Marketing Collaboration with Microsoft Fast Start

Westcon-Comstor Enables Digital Marketing Collaboration with Microsoft Fast Start

December 5, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Westcon-Comstor’s new Microsoft Fast Start programme makes it easier for technology resellers to build lucrative, thriving cloud computing businesses. Customisable assessment and migration tools, training courses, personalised assistance and activation...

Google Cloud Platform customers can secure sensitive data on the cloud

Google Cloud Platform customers can secure sensitive data on the cloud

December 5, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Gemalto has announced it’s providing Google Cloud Platform customers with the ability to manage and maintain full control of their encryption keys on Google Cloud Platform. Gemalto’s SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM) and SafeNet KeySecure...

Time for Africa to embrace the cloud.

Time for Africa to embrace the cloud

December 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Businesses are under pressure to balance managing costs while remaining innovative with their value propositions. This is taking its toll on executives, with global CEO turnover reaching a record rate of almost 17% in 2015 and average tenure of a company’s...

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

Westcon-Comstor launches online learning programme

December 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 1 December 2017, Westcon-Comstor announced the launch of Velocity, an on-demand, online education programme designed to empower partner sales teams with the right mix of industry-trusted sales coaching, accelerated vendor-solution training and...

South Africa to increase demand for cloud storage

South Africa to increase demand for cloud storage

November 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa to increase demand for cloud storage

Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft’s recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and...

True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

November 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

No matter your industry sector or geographic location, all businesses today have one overriding thing in common: to be successful and sustainable you must be digital. While the rewards of moving a business towards digital are considerable, the initial...

Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Why some companies still fear the cloud

November 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Why some companies still fear the cloud

We’ve all experienced it before – one moment you’re dreaming peacefully and the next you’re plummeting through the air before ‘landing’ with a heart-stopping jolt back in bed. They say we often dream about falling when we feel overwhelmed or out...

What does it take to be a Cloud Climber?

How to master the multi-cloud landscape

November 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on How to master the multi-cloud landscape

The artist John Constable once said that “we see nothing ‘til we truly understand it”. This is a timely adage and one that is increasingly applicable to business’ ongoing cloud odyssey. A compelling picture must be painted with great artistry, empathy...

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

November 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

For many business managers and owners, the cloud is no longer a new concept. A growing portion of them already depend on the cloud for services as diverse as customer relationship management, email, office productivity and accounting software, and understand...

Cloud 2.0 – the dawning of pragmatic cloud

Cloud 2.0 – The dawning of pragmatic cloud

November 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cloud 2.0 – The dawning of pragmatic cloud

South Africa’s cloud adoption rate is on the increase and we are rapidly moving from cloud-first to a cloud-only methodology. The trend, which is rampant globally, is picking up speed as IDC predicts that 60 percent of enterprise IT workloads will be off...

Google Cloud Platform customers can secure sensitive data on the cloud

Commvault and Google Cloud partnership to support multi-cloud strategies

November 13, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Commvault and Google Cloud partnership to support multi-cloud strategies

Commvault, an enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud company has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to help enterprises leverage the range of cloud services available on one of the industry’s fastest-growing cloud platforms, Google Cloud...

The short shift to cloud computing

The short shift to cloud computing

November 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The short shift to cloud computing

‘Lift-and-shift’ – the classic approach to cloud migration – means this: take all your existing IT structures, procedures and applications and transfer them to the cloud. On paper, such an approach seems sensible. Yet, while cloud migration may mean...

Liquid Telecom partnership to support Ugandan start-ups

South Africa: Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links

November 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links

African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, and Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town that the companies have...

Google Cloud Platform customers can secure sensitive data on the cloud

Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to cloud portfolio

November 10, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Rectron adds Microsoft CSP to cloud portfolio

Rectron, a South Africa distributor of IT products, has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to its portfolio, enabling clients to drive their Microsoft cloud business. “In a business environment where companies,...

The cloud is remaking African business

The cloud is remaking African business

November 7, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on The cloud is remaking African business

Africa is primed for a wave of digital innovation. Submarine communication cables now flank both of the continent’s edges, studding the African coastline with a number of fibre termination points. Wireless, copper and fibre last-mile connections are keeping...